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Tyeb Mehta
(1925 - 2009)

Untitled (Kali)



Summer vacations spent with his grandmother in Calcutta might have provided Tyeb Mehta with early inspiration to use the figure of Kali as a symbol of the inbred, societal violence he decried, but it was his residency at Santiniketan in the mid 1980s that cemented its place in his art. As the artist explained, "I've lived with the Kali image for more than three years before even thinking of putting it on the canvas. It's a fantastic image…It's a...



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  Lot 38 of 70  

WINTER ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN INDIAN ART
18-19 DECEMBER 2012

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Tyeb Mehta
Untitled (Kali)

Signed and dated in English (upper left)
2002
Charcoal on paper
25 x 19 in (63.5 x 48.3 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection, India

EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
Concept & Form, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2004
Masters of Indian Contemporary Art, eds: Gayatri Sinha, Geeti Sen, Ashok Vajpeyi, Ranjit Hoskote, R. Siva Kumar, Roobina Karode, Roshan Shahani, Yashodhara Dalmia, Palette Art Gallery, 2005

PUBLISHED:
Tyeb Mehta: Idea Images Exchanges, ed: Ranjit Hoskote, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2005
Manifestations VI, ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2011
Modern: Progressive Artists’ Group (1947-2013), ed: Kishore Singh, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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